Interpretive Quit Dancer Draws Hilarious YouTube Rebuttal

Next Media Animation workers also dance to Kanye West's "Gone."

'I Quit' Woman's Ex-Boss Makes Rebuttal Video
When you quit a job by posting a video to YouTube of yourself doing an interpretive dance of a Kanye West song, the last thing you'd expect is for your employer to get in on the fun and throw their own dance party. But after Marina Shifrin posted a video of herself dancing to West's "Gone" from within the offices of Next Media Animation, a Taiwan-based video company, to announce she was quitting, her former colleagues decided to return the favor.

On Tuesday, the staff at Next Media created their own version of Kanye-inspired interpretive dancing of why they were happy with their jobs, clearly showing they wanted to have fun with the meme. "Since we have a rooftop pool and sauna, we'll call it even," read a subtitle in their version of the video, which was picked up by Mashable. The whole staff can be seen in the very same offices dancing as if their office was a nightclub.

Why even recognize an ex-coworker who released a video in which she wrote for a subtitle, "For almost two years I've sacrificed my relationships time and energy for this job. And boss only cares about quantity and how many views each video gets?"

For starters, the company may have been looking to capitalize on Shifrin's viral success. Her video has garnered a whopping 8.7 million page views since she first posted it this past weekend. And Shifrin started out her video making it clear she felt no ill will. "I work for an awesome company," was how her first subtitle read, before she broke into her full-body dance.

Shifrin, for her part, had only had further praise for her former colleagues upon hearing of their video. "Good for them. A little dancing goes a long way. Yet another example of why I love that team," she tweeted.

AOL Jobs regularly features workers who quit in style. In the past year, there's been the Bed Bath & Beyond employee who announced his desire to no longer work for his "P****k" of a boss on a pricetag at the store. And then there was the Chicago barista who quit his coffee shop gig through song, backup singers included.

The staff at Next Media Animation may have had other motivations for posting their video. After all, they need to replace Shifrin, and in their video, note, "We're Hiring."

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November 14 2013 at 2:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

For coming from a company that makes it's living by creating interesting videos...I find both of these pretty lame and boring. Not exactly stellar examples to show potential clients.

October 05 2013 at 8:21 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

What is so compelling about this video and the first one? People must be starved for interesting things if they find this original or noteworthy. You'd think this dancing idiot was the second coming by the way people are acting about it. It's probably all fake anyhow, just a way for this lame company to make more cash.

October 05 2013 at 6:18 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Celeste's comment

Yeah, it's fake. They probably cooked up the quitting video as a way to help the company.

Work, by definition, means you aren't spending that time on relationships. The success of online videos, by definition, is the view count. Even if it was a real quit, her reasons are stupid.

October 16 2013 at 9:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Thiis is exactly what she does for a living and exactly what the company does. Everybody is giving them "HITS" and that is their work motto and objective.. Lets get some "real" quit video's.

October 05 2013 at 3:17 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

She should have used the song Take This Job And Shove It.

October 05 2013 at 1:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to wstarhopper's comment

WHY? She like the job and the people.

October 05 2013 at 6:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

More AOL FAIL! Headline says " 'I Quit' mom gets a rebuttal".

I get so sick of them calling everyone a Mom or Dad or Grandmother when it has nothing to do with the story.

October 05 2013 at 11:53 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Susan's comment

I agree! Who cares if she's a "mom"? So stupid. My cat's a mom too.

October 05 2013 at 6:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Looks like my old Construction Crew after out Friday, after work Kegger.

October 05 2013 at 11:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to arenadood's comment

this dumb broad wanted her 15 min well she got it. she will also have a real hard time getting another job i wouldnt hire her.

October 05 2013 at 11:35 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
3 replies to Daddy's comment

I can see why she left now.

October 05 2013 at 10:33 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Thomas's comment

thomas try dating women i mean real ones not plastic

October 05 2013 at 11:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Daddy's comment

try dating women...'real ones', not ones you have to pay for by the hour.

October 05 2013 at 11:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down

Why work? Obama doen't. Everyone gets FREE stuff..

October 05 2013 at 10:24 AM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to rjen164497's comment

REALLY? Who? I'm not getting anything. But at least Obama cares about people who don't happen to be multimillionaires. How nice for you if that's what you are because I don't understand how anyone who's not can vote Republican. But if you like to take it up the you-know-what from a pack of rich guys, have at it.

October 05 2013 at 6:23 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

So Queen Latifah offered her a job working on her new talk show? She should keep her resume ready for the next gig since it doesn't look like that show will last too long and Queeenie better not have any secrets because this chick might put her business all over Youtube!

October 05 2013 at 10:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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